The Daily Word 12.23.10: Warm x-mas, Obama FTW, Ozzy on Gaga
Hot December. White x-mas.
Is it getting hotter everywhere?
Gustavo Arellano of Ask A Mexican! travels to the birthplace of Taco Bell.
Powder in the stockings. Not snow.
HuffPo slaps WaPo around about the paper's chain of for-profit colleges.
Richardson on Richardson.
North Korea threatens to use nukes.
She refused to cheer for an athlete she said raped her. The Supreme Court will decide if it's a free speech case.
9-year-old chess prodigy.
How Obama turned it around.
Ozzy Osbourne still exists, is sick of Lady Gaga.
Restaurant reviewer's anonymity destroyed as she's kicked out of an eatery.
We used to sleep with other kinds of humans.
The best and worst movies of 2010.
War and Peace
A few dozen people spoke out at the Monday, Oct. 18 Council meeting on two main issues: feeding the hungry and nukes. The Council did not reply to the citizens concerned about efforts to feed some of Albuquerque’s homeless population. But councilors commented that the city will not speak against the weapons industry, which supplies lots of jobs.
A Deadly Force
A range of public reactions to Albuquerque Police Department shootings took center stage at the Monday, Sept. 20 City Council meeting. So far this year, there have been 11 officer-involved shootings, and seven people have died. Brian Swainston and several other men said they saw the most recent incident, which happened Downtown on Tuesday, Sept. 14. Officer Leah Kelly shot Chandler Barr, who was cutting himself with what was later discovered to be a butter knife. Police Chief Ray Schultz says Barr lunged at Kelly.